By Dr. Michael Wald
Continued from part 1 of this article…..
More Exercise Equals Less Cancer
More and more studies are also showing that people who exercise regularly have a decreased risk of developing cancer, particularly colon, prostate and breast cancer. Exercise helps prevent colon cancer by speeding up the digestive process, which prevents food and toxins from sitting in the gut. It may also help prevent breast cancer by reducing fat deposits the body uses to create estrogen, which some tumors thrive on.
Blood Detective Bio-Marker Tests to consider: Colon Cancer Blood Test Screening, urinary indicant (a test of absorption), estradiole, estriole and estrone blood and/or saliva testing, testosterone measurements, SHBG, homocysteine, CRP and ferritin testing.
Exercise and Diabetes
Because hard-working muscles use glucose for energy, exercise can also help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body stops responding to insulin, which normally facilitates the entry of glucose into cells. When glucose can’t get into cells, it remains in the bloodstream, where it can cause damage. When people exercise, their muscles use glucose for energy, which helps reduce blood sugar levels. Exercise also helps people control their weight, which is important because overweight people are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Blood Detective Bio-Marker Tests to consider: Bio-impedience testing, C-peptide, serum insulin, homocysteine, CRP, RBC-magnesium, immune profile, autonomic nervous system evaluation, arterial stiffness testing and a comprehensive hormone evaluation.
Lose The Right Kind of Weight
There’s also one condition that everyone experiences that exercise helps to manage: aging. As you age, your body begins losing lean muscle mass, oxygen uptake ability and bone density. But this degeneration isn’t inevitable. Muscles, bones and the cardiovascular system respond to the stress of exercise by getting stronger.
Blood Detective Bio-Marker Tests to consider: Bio-impedance testing, lung spirometry evaluation, pulse ox and C02.
Exercise and Mood
Exercise has a mood-altering effect, relieving anxiety, raising energy levels and increasing sexual interest. It increases the body’s levels of serotonin, a chemical that causes good feelings and decreases incidents of depression, and beta-endorphine, a chemical that’s more potent than morphine. In fact, this release can occur just 12 minutes into a workout, which should keep you hooked long enough to reap the other rewards.
– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.